Tampopo
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The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow named Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) improve her noodle restaurant. Over the course of the film, the story drifts around, not only following the stories of Tampopo, her son, and Goro, but also a number of customers who come through the diner, including an old woman (Izumi Hara) who insists on squeezing the cheese at a market and a criminal (Ken Watanabe) with a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a pleasant enough time-passer"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Playful and self-reflexive, Itami's delightful shaggy-dog tale makes allusions to Samurai, American Westerns, Spielberg, but above all it's about the power of food, specifically the art of preparing and eating noodles."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A fan favorite for college foreign film series."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
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